Anthony Ha writing for TechCrunch
Nike announced earlier this week that it will be releasing a new edition of the Nike Mags, its self-lacing shoes inspired by Back to the Future — but only 89 pairs, which will be raffled off (tickets cost $10), with proceeds benefiting the Michael J. Fox Foundation‘s research on Parkinson’s disease.
I got a chance to (briefly) try on a pair of Mags and discuss the technology with Nike Senior Innovator Tiffany Beers. Even though the odds are that you won’t get to try out these shoes yourself, the technology is the same one powering Nike’s HyperAdapt shoes, which will be a widely available consumer product.
I’m a huge fan of the trilogy so I think I need these. I just wish they’d lace as fast as in the movie. You can see the demo here.